Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Yoni : Symbol of Cosmic Mysteries

Yoni veneration is as old as humanity, says Peter Baltensperger in Lucrezia Magazine. The yoni symbolizes the cosmic receptacle as well as the ultimate source - the inexhaustible fountain of life itself.
Cultures throughout the ages have venerated the yoni as the symbolic representation of the mystery of the cosmos. As the primal source of all being, it constitutes the entrance into the universal womb from which we all come and to which we all return. In Hinduism, it is the attribute of the goddess Shakti, consort of Shiva. In Earth-centered, Nature-based religions, it is the sacred symbol of the Great Goddess, the Great Earth Mother herself. Above all, it is the matrix of generation, the universal focus, the be all and end all of existence. It is the shrine of worship for the great mysteries of the universe, the ultimate representation of life. Read more

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